About us

This is the inaugural Kiwi Firefighters Calendar. We aim to satisfy the demand in New Zealand for the original version of the traditional firefighter’s calendar to return.

Why are we doing this?

We aim to raise funds for the Movember Foundation New Zealand. Movember fund many men’s health programmes around the world including the Whanaungatanga programme in New Zealand designed to help improve firefighter mental wellbeing.

A key part of mental wellbeing is being physically active. We use our imagery of real firefighters in our calendar to showcase the link between being physically active and improved mental health.

It is important to note that the Kiwi Firefighters Calendar is an independent calendar and is not representative of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). The models are current and former firefighters who are acting in a private capacity.

A note from

Bevin James, Production Manager

Kia ora everyone, my name is Bevin James. I am a former professional career firefighter with over 10 year’s service. I along with 11 other former and current serving firefighters have created the inaugural kiwi firefighters calendar to raise awareness of men’s mental health and well-being across society and in particular amongst first responders.

A key message of this calendar is firefighters are resilient but we are not invincible. For most of the incidents we attend most of the time we will be fine, especially if we use healthy coping mechanisms. However, sometimes a particular incident or a combination of organisational and life stresses can overwhelm even the most resilient people. If this happens, we should know it’s ok and necessary to reach out for help.

I hope you enjoy this calendar and take key messages from it. Thank you for your generous support.